On May 14, 2023, 17:00, exactly 75 years to Israel’s independence, the Cotler Institute for Democracy, Human Rights and Justice was inaugurated in an official ceremony at the Senate’s Conference Hall at Tel Aviv University (TAU).

Celebrating and advancing the legacy of one of the greatest and most respected jurists and advocates of justice and human rights in our time, the Institute provides a unique space for scholars and students from different disciplines who share a passion for advancing freedom and fighting bigotry as well as seek to learn more about the history of Israel and its diversity.

The ceremony was attended by Irwin Cotler, his wife Ariela and their extended family, the President of TAU, Prof. Ariel Porat, Canada’s Ambassador to Israel, Lisa Stadelbauer, and dozens of other distinguished guests.